Well, I used to feel the same way, but living in rural NC has changed that for me and I don't like waiting or waiting for someone to return the book to the library so I can check it out.
The best part of this digital downloading we can now all do is being able to grab a sample of a book and read it to see if it will hook me or not! I mean the back flaps of books are great, but being able to sample the actual text makes me love it even more.
So if you are in the market for one of these beauties do your homework first and see which one suits your needs. I am a glutton and actually have a NOOK Classic and Santa brought me an iPad for Christmas. Don't forget the iPod Touches , iPhones, Blackberries or Androids because thanks to apps you can download a Kindle application or a Nook application to these as well.
So whatever you choose remember - they make a super gift for that super reader in your life! Remember you can still check out books with your favorite library, but you can also carry your favorite library with you wherever you go as well!